Ramirez powers Milwaukee offense in win over Pirates

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Updated: August 27, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Caleb Gindl drove in the go-ahead run in the
eighth inning and Jim Henderson stranded the tying run on second in the ninth
to help the Milwaukee Brewers escape PNC Park with a 7-6 victory.

Aramis Ramirez filled the box score with four hits, a solo home run and four
RBI, while Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and
another driven in for the Brewers, who were coming off a series win against
the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend.

Pedro Alvarez, like Ramirez, hit a solo home run during a four-hit performance
for Pittsburgh, while Neil Walker smacked a three-run homer in the setback.

Andrew McCutchen doubled and Alvarez worked a walk to put two on with one out
in the ninth, but Russell Martin flew out to center field and Gaby Sanchez
grounded out to short to end the game and secure Henderson’s 22nd save.

The Pirates added veteran depth Tuesday by acquiring outfielder Marlon Byrd
and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets. Both will likely be available
Wednesday as the club tries to snap a three-game slide after falling short in
the opener of this three-game series.